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Sigmund Freud: Psychoanaalysis

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Some people may believe that the mind is too complex or difficult to understand, or that there is not a way of truly understanding one 's brain activity and the way it functions. However, a man by the name of Sigmund Freud has done remarkable research to test these theories so that humans may finally be able to fathom essentially, the details of why people do what they do. He has been a huge asset in the psychology world not only for being the founder of the term psychoanalysis, but also by developing new words in the psychology field that have helped to further modern research used today. To begin, Sigmund Freud was born in Freiberg, which is now known as the Czech Republic, on May 6, 1856, and was four years old when his family moved to Vienna. He received his medical degree in 1881 and became engaged to marry the following year, which brought him and his wife and six children. After graduation, Freud set up a private practice facility and began treating patients of various psychological disorders. His practice is where he then developed the term psychoanalysis, which is a method of treatment for treating mental illnesses. Psychoanalysis is …show more content…

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  • Explains that sigmund freud has done remarkable research to test these theories so that humans may finally be able to fathom essentially, the details of why people do what they do.
  • Explains that sigmund freud was born in freiberg, czech republic, on may 6, 1856. he received his medical degree in 1881 and became engaged to marry the following year.
  • Explains freud's research and studies brought him to introduce words to society that the average man would not yet know of, such as personality, denial, repression, and cathartic.
  • Compares freud's psyche model with the thoughts of plato over 2,000 years earlier. he distinguished three structural elements within the mind: id, ego, and superego.
  • Explains freud's defense mechanisms, which include denial, projection, displacement, regression, and sublimation.
  • Explains freud's belief that dreams perform important functions and serve as clues to how the unconscious mind works.
  • Opines that freud's work in psychology is biased and that his friend josef breuer did research with him and claimed that he was stubborn and only interested in one single path.
  • Explains that freud's work gave him followers, or colleagues, that had the same interest as his. they formed a famous group in 1902 called the "psychological wednesday society".
  • Describes how freud's last year was full of struggles and sorrow. he had spent most of his life living and working in vienna, but this changed when the nazis annexed austria in 1938.
  • Concludes that sigmund freud influenced many of today's evaluations on mental illnesses. although some of his work was frowned upon or considered biased, he was still the founding father of psychoanalysis.

He had spent most of his life living and working in Vienna, but this changed when the Nazi 's annexed Austria in 1938. In addition to being Jewish, Freud 's fame as the founder of psychoanalysis made him a target of the Nazis. A friend found safe passage for Freud, his wife, Martha, and his youngest daughter, Anna, to England. He and his family left Vienna on June 4, 1938, arriving two days later in London, England. As a heavy cigar smoker, Freud had been suffering from mouth cancer since 1923 and had already had several operations. Sadly his cancer returned and Freud’s doctor exclaimed that the tumor was inoperable. On September 21, 1939, Freud asked the doctor to administer a fatal dose of morphine and he died at the age of

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